Padraic Maroney
The Neurotic Urban Millennial
Padraic Maroney
Padraic Maroney hails from upstate New York, suffering from middle child syndrome.  His writing career began after moving to the Philadelphia suburbs while in high school. He wrote for The Bucks County Courier Times’ Reality section, written by local teenagers, and has the distinction of writing a weekly gossip column for a college newspaper at a school he didn’t even attend! His love of pop culture led him to intern at Teen People, where he met Janis Gaudelli, and realized he could turn being a millennial into a career. Since then he’s alternated between writing and marketing, but always focused on Millennials and everything they bring to the table. Padraic is a lover of shenanigans, 80s music, and the movie “Scream.”

You can follow his additional adventures on Instagram: @padraicjacob

My Writings…

A New York State of Procrastination July 15, 2021 Have you heard the story about the guy who planned to do the New York Marathon, then a pandemic happened,…
You Need To Calm Down June 17, 2021 Remember when we were kids and couldn’t wait to grow up and be adults because it was going to be…
Vaxxed, Waxed, and Maxed out May 21, 2021 For the last 15 months, we have all be yearning for a time when things would return to normal. A…
Twenty-Five Years In The Making April 20, 2021 At my kindergarten graduation I said that I was going to grow up to be an actor. While the other…
The More Things Change… March 22, 2021 For my birthday a few years ago, a bunch of my friends and I went out to dinner. At some…
Once In A Lifetime Events… All The Time January 19, 2021 Did you see the news reports this weekend about Jamie Lynn Spears wanting to meet with Elon Musk about the…
The End of The Year December 11, 2020 There’s just one page left on the calendar One more month gone Another day, another year Quarantine leaves me with…
Living in the time of Lockdown November 20, 2020 I sit here less than 12 hours before this blog post is scheduled to be posted, and at least 9…
Scarier Than Halloween October 30, 2020 Tomorrow might be Halloween, but there is something much scarier on the horizon. Tuesday is Election Day – in case…
Is it Okay to Celebrate? September 23, 2020 I am a huge "Saturday Night Live" fan. I've been watching since the late '90s when I was in high…
A Little Peace, Love, and Understanding August 12, 2020 Last month, shortly after outdoor dining had become legal again (because let’s be honest, it feels like prohibition out here…
What Are Emotions? July 21, 2020 I don’t know if it is the world seemingly coming to an end any minute, or if my medication dosages…
Creating A New Normal June 30, 2020 As I write this, it’s been 108 days since the quarantine started. That’s roughly three and half months of lost…
Living Alone May 13, 2020 Here’s the thing, there’s many benefits to living alone. Chief among them? Not having to deal with roommates. I lived…
Moving in a Time of Coronavirus April 27, 2020 I never thought I would say this, but can we go back to 2019? To say that we are living…
What’s In A Name March 2, 2020 For the last two year’s you have been reading my blogs – or at least seeing my byline while skipping…
A Millennial Battle Cry January 16, 2020 For over 20 years, Millennials have been the generational punching bags. From the 1990s, when participation trophies – which, for…
I Hate People December 24, 2019 I’ll be the first one to admit it – I hate people! I have no patience for dumb people, slow…
Can You Go Home Again? November 19, 2019 Have you, as an adult, ever re-watched one of your favorite movies from childhood? Did it hold up? Or did…
I Am A Mess October 28, 2019 My friend likes to remind me regularly that I am a mess. She will hear about the latest antics or…
Don’t Call It a (Birthday) Comeback September 25, 2019 In all of the hoopla about the “Friends” 25th anniversary, it dawned on me last week that I would be…
“Thank You For Coming to My Ted Talk” August 13, 2019 Every month when I sit down to write my post for The Daily Feels, I try to think of something…
Is Age Just a Number — or Am I Just Doing it Wrong? July 9, 2019 Aging is an epidemic, like the zombie apocalypse Aging is inevitable. You can’t stop it from happening. Your only hope…
HIGH FIVES @ THE FEELS June 28, 2019 Each blogger has a unique positioning here at The Daily Feels. We’re all about learning lessons and sharing our blessings,…
#summerofme June 12, 2019 I’ll be honest, I have been a miserable bastard lately. 2019 hasn’t been a great year; we started on the…
Am I A Runner? May 7, 2019 I woke up on Sunday to rain beating down on my window sill. I shouldn’t really say woke up because…
Couch Confessionals with… Padraic Maroney May 6, 2019 Couch Confessionals is a raw, honest chat session, where we go beyond the blog and dig into deep-truths about each…
When Things Aren’t Always Black and White April 9, 2019 A few years ago, before we became a nation run by a human Cheesy Poof, I was at a party…
A St. Patrick’s Day Mulligan March 12, 2019 Blogger: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" This weekend is a holiday people love to hate. It’s St. Patrick’s…
Device Detox February 25, 2019 Blogger: Padriac Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" Did you know that in any given week there are 168 hours…
The Next Generation January 31, 2019 Blogger: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" Lately, I have been thinking a lot about legacies, and what we…
The Secret Society January 14, 2019 Blogger: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" Each month, when I sit down to write my latest masterpiece for…
Making A List, Checking It Twice December 6, 2018 BY: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" Tis the season. The decorations are up. The temperatures are dipping (or…
Find Yourself a Mentor November 19, 2018 BY: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" I’ve been lucky to have many people as mentors to me throughout…
Step Up or Shut Up November 9, 2018 BY: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic, Urban Millennial" Two years ago, I was on the phone with my Dad. He…
Why You Should Celebrate Halloween October 29, 2018 BY: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" After Birthdaypalooza, Friendsgiving, and Steak and Blow job day -- none of…
Overcoming Fears to Evolve and Become An Advocate October 2, 2018 BY: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" Middle school was a defining time for me. On top of the…
It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry If I Want To September 13, 2018 BY: Padraic Maroney - "The Neurotic Urban Millennial" It’s been quite a few weeks since we last talked, friends. Has anyone…
I Went To Paris And All I Got Was… August 27, 2018 Last time we met, I was trying -- and failing -- to get to Europe earlier this month; just the…
Travel At Your Own Risk… But Enjoy My Tales of Disaster August 8, 2018 I have traveled a lot domestically for work, and sometimes for pleasure. During those work trips, my co-worker at a…
Why Millennials Were Misguided About Being An Adult July 12, 2018 I thought we could trust each other. You were one of my first friends. The one I turn to when…
Everyday Anger June 26, 2018 I was in high school when Columbine happened. I remember coming home from school and watching the live coverage from…
De-Stigmatizing Suicide and the Effects of Coverage of Celebrity Deaths June 12, 2018 Summary: After the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Space by suicide, it has led to led to a slew…
I’m Not Sorry (Anymore) – Unless I REALLY Screwed Up! May 30, 2018 “Words, they cut like a knife, cut into my life I don’t want to hear your words They always attack,…
Childhood Scars and a Pimp Named Bubbles May 16, 2018 When we last spoke, I shared my fear of dying and having my face eaten by animals. That’s actually only…
Picture It: Like a Dead Tasmanian Devil with a Half-Eaten Face April 12, 2018 Love us or hate us, Millennials are a force of nature. We grew up in the 90s. Our first introduction…